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Guide to the restoration of bog vegetation

Peatlands are an important part of the carbon cycle on a global scale.
As a potential carbon sink, it is of great importance to restore peatlands after their almost complete destruction in Germany and other European countries.
In order for a peatland to be able to absorb carbon again after it has been drained, the vegetation must be restored after rewetting. This requires extensive cultivation of the vegetation that is to be established on the bog.

As part of two joint projects by Stiftung Lebensraum Moor, Gramoflor GmbH & Co. KG and the ILÖK, on the subject of propagation, establishment and activation of bog peat mosses, a guideline for the renaturation of rewetted raised bogs was developed for this purpose.

Wetland restoration is one of CIBRA's research areas. 

The authors of this guide are Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Norbert Hölzel, Prof. Dr. Klaus-Holger Knorr, Prof. Dr. Till Kleinebecker,
M. Sc. Peter Raabe, (ILÖK) and Gabriela Sofia Gramann (Stiftung Lebensraum Moor).

Funded by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt and Stiftung Lebensraum Moor.